It has long been a dream of mine to live in my own home. I am sick of renting a place to live and throwing away my money each month to help someone else make their mortgage payment.
I don't think I'm going about this in the most direct manner however because instead of buckling down and reading about homes that I can, with the help of my trusty ski mask, some day hope to live in briefly before being evicted due to a lack of being able to pay the mortgage, I have been spending time looking at unique designer abodes. Below are some of the custom homes that I have found to be incredibly interesting along with some of my notes. I hope you enjoy the following building porn.
Overall Look / Exterior
I really like the built-in storage.
Concrete works for me as a building material. I also like what I believe are chain link fence and the garden in this home:
I like the hardwood floors, the drapes and the ginormous sofa. I could do without the irregularly shaped holes in the ceiling and the bathtub surrounded by hardwood floors, especially since it's located right next to a window.
The place doesn't need to be big but I would prefer that it was not a cookie cutter home.
Here is the inside of the same home that shows lots of built-in storage, exposed wood and a gorgeous view of the surrounding forest. I want to live here!
Check out the exposed stone and the storage available here:
My ideal home should be primarily constructed of concrete, wood and glass with space for green things that grow. Beyond that the home should have the following rooms:
A copper sink would be cool with me.
Here is one I like the look of:
It doesn't need to be quite this grand
Via - This link has a good collection of library ladders
But it would be cool if it had one of these ladders with a metal railing: